Knickerbocker Cocktail
Knickerbocker Cocktail

Knickerbocker Cocktail Recipe

The Knickerbocker cocktail first appeared in print back in 1862 in Jerry Thomas' The Bartender's Guide. The rum pairs perfectly with a housemade fresh raspberry syrup accented with the dryness of orange curacao. The name 'Knickerbockers' originally referred to the style of pants, rolled up just below the knee, that Dutch settlers wore. (This is where the word 'knickers' comes from.)
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  • 60 mL Santa Cruz Rum or a Gold Rum (2 oz)
  • 15 mL Dry Curacao or a Triple Sec (½ oz)
  • 30 mL Fresh Lime Juice 1 oz
  • 15 mL Raspberry Syrup ½ oz


  • Combine the ingredients in your cocktail shaker
  • Shake with ice
  • Strain over crushed ice into an old fashioned glass
  • Garnish with fresh raspberries
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